I am preparing for my upcoming wedding and one of the things I wanted to try was underarm waxing. I figured it would be a great way to save time and look smooth. As you all know, we are doing all of our wedding planning on a budget so I thought it would be the perfect time to take advantage of my European Wax Center coupon. The European Wax Center typically offers a free brow, underarm or bikini wax to all first time guests.
Although I had been seeing their coupon in my monthly coupon package for quite some time, I had never taken advantage of the service. I figured this was the perfect time to give it a try. I am going to share with you my experience before, during and after having my underarms waxed.
One thing I immediately noticed is the European Wax Center has an easy to use website where you can book your appointment online. It was easy to set up my account and make an appointment for the same day. I also loved that they had availability for same day appointments. I wanted to ask a question about the service so when I called, the young lady I spoke with was very friendly and answered all my questions.
When I arrived, I was immediately greeted by a young lady sitting behind a computer. After greeting me, she asked for my driver's license to finish completing my online profile. After completing my profile, she came from behind the desk and began to show me a brochure with yearly plans you can purchase for the center to "save money." To me, I understand completely that you want clients to return to your center, but it seems like that should be something talked about after the procedure. I politely listened, took the pamphlet and then proceeded in the back with the esthetician.
|A quick look at my underarms before my appointment. Yikes!|
The esthetician walked me into a small room and asked me to lie down on the table with both arms above my head. As I was getting situated, I told her it was my first time having my underarms waxed. With that in mind, I expected her to be a little gentle. Wrong! She immediately spread the thick, purple wax on my underarm, waited a few seconds and then snatched it off. It felt like someone ripping a bandage off of you unexpectedly. Ouch! The worst part about it is that she proceeded to do this three times with little hair being removed.
I decided to ask her how long she has been doing this. She then told me that she had only been at the European Wax Center six weeks. After she told me that, she then spread powder on my underarms and waxed my underarms again. The hair finally came out. She then began to tweeze stray hairs that were not removed. Pain. Pain. Pain. After she finished, she rubbed serum on my underarms and I was out the door.
|My underarms after waxing.|
Due to the number of times she waxed my underarms, I was definitely sore. However, the soreness was gone by the time I went to bed. In the morning, I used an exfoliating body wash that I received a sample of while at the European Wax Center. Although the darkness under my arms is still there, they are definitely smooth. There are still a few stray hairs, but not enough to truly notice.
Although my experience wasn't the best, I do understand that underarms can be one of the most sensitive areas on your body to wax. Also, I do think I would return to the European Wax Center, but next time, I will ask how long the esthetician has been working there.
Have you visited the European Wax Center? Are you a pro at underarm waxing? Share your thoughts!
God bless & stay fabellis,